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Cbc radio one london.svg
City London, Ontario
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 93.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1978
Format public broadcasting
Language(s) English
ERP 69.3 kWs average
100 kWs peak
Horizontal polarization only
HAAT 231.2 metres (758 ft 6 in)
Class 228 C1
Transmitter coordinates 42°57′20″N 81°21′19″W / 42.9556°N 81.3553°W / 42.9556; -81.3553Coordinates: 42°57′20″N 81°21′19″W / 42.9556°N 81.3553°W / 42.9556; -81.3553
Callsign meaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, London
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Webcast Listen Live
Website CBC Radio One

CBCL-FM is a Canadian radio station. It is the CBC Radio One station in London, Ontario, broadcasting at 93.5 FM.

Local programming[edit]

CBCL has its own local news bureau, but presently all programming apart from regional news updates comes from the CBC Toronto and Windsor studios.


The station was launched in 1978. Prior to its launch, CBC Radio programming was aired on private affiliate CFPL 980 in the AM band. CBCL started out as a rebroadcaster of CBL 740 Toronto, but was granted a separate licence in 1998 and began producing a limited amount of local programming.[1] From 1998-2004 it produced its own local newscasts which aired during Ontario Morning, separately from regional news heard on all other stations airing Ontario Morning. The two news feeds were merged in 2004. Regional news originating from London is hosted by Gary Ennet or Kerry McKee.

In September 2011, the CBC announced plans to expand CBCL's local programming for the London area beginning in 2012,[2] though the new local programming scheme had never left the planning stage.

On October 24, 2013, the CBC submitted an application to the CRTC to add a new FM transmitter at Tillsonburg at 88.7 MHz,[3] which was approved by the CRTC on March 7, 2014.[4]

In 2015, Here & Now originating from CBLA-FM Toronto was replaced with a new regional afternoon drive program, Afternoon Drive, based at CBEW-FM Windsor with contributors based in London.

On April 25, 2016, the CBC announced that it has plans to launch a new morning show for London, as well as establish special digital-based programming for the region.[5] To that end, a new studio is being readied at the London Public Library's Central branch in the Downtown Core and it is scheduled to begin operations on June 12, 2017. In addition, Afternoon Drive will be moved from Windsor to London.[6]


City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Tillsonburg CBCL-FM-1 88.7 FM 8180 watts B1 Query 2014-106

On February 2, 2015, the CRTC approved the CBC's application to relocate the transmitter site, changing the class from B1 to A, decreasing the maximum effective radiated power (ERP) from 8,180 to 1,320 watts (average ERP from 2,060 to 1,320 watts), and changing the antenna’s radiation pattern from directional to non-directional; and decreasing the height of antenna above average terrain from 78.9 to 3.5 metres.[7]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 98-460, New CBC FM radio station for London and deletion of CBLA-FM's London transmitter CBCL-FM, CRTC, September 28, 1998
  2. ^ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2011-09-26). "CBC to introduce new local service to London". Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  3. ^ 2013-1394-9, Addition of a transmitter at Tillsonburg, Ontario, CRTC, October 24, 2013
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-106, CBCL-FM London – New transmitter in Tillsonburg, CRTC, March 7, 2014
  5. ^ "CBC to launch new digital service in London, Ont." CBC, April 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "CBC London, Ont. station set to launch in June". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 Apr 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-29, CBCL-FM-1 Tillsonburg – Technical changes, CRTC, February 2, 2015

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